Tumble Down Falls

JimmyB

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After a year I have come up with a name for my railway, as you will see from the title Tumble Down Falls. I plan to put some of my earlier photos of the railway here, and add as the railway progresses. Apologies to those that have seen the photos before, but this should keep thing together.
 
JimmyB

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Foolishly I used R1 points, more on this later.

 
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Trains, in this case Playmobile...........



..........keeps the Grandchildren happy :)
 
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Track down last year, this year to keep domestic authorities happy, the landscaping starts in earnest









 
JimmyB

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So to this weekend and the R1 points and reverse "S" bend - the LGB items were fine with this setup, the Playmodile was okay most of the time, but my Bachmann Mogul and the caboose would not manage the the reverse "S" bend

Before the work, a bend at each end of my passing loop.

End of the first day, new second-hand R3 (LGB) points in place

End of the second day points in place, all wired up, ballasted and all rolling stock tested (minor hiccup with the Bachmann, but that's the vagaries of using second-hand stock
 
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As the stock was out a quick photo call:

Sitting in the siding - WIP


The area over the tunnel ballasted, and SW putting some plants in.

 
dunnyrail

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Sure that the domestic authorities plus yourself and the kids are all impressed with the positive change to your Garden Jimmy. Just shows what a bit of determination and single minded efforts can achieve in a relatively short time.
 
JimmyB

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One of the things that I like to see is the track plan of a railway, helps better understand how the various bits fit together, so here is mine, ignore the part numbers this give (an almost) scale drawing.

 
maxi-model

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Nice bit of work there JimmyB. It's great to see a line come together after seeing the initial enquiries posted here. I can see the influences from some members of this site. Like the creative use of a folded figure of 8 configuration. Loving the rocks and the lighthouse. Just needs a year or two for the plants to start filling it all in. Max
 
Gizzy

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Jimmy, is there a reason that all your pix have a link to 'view media item', as I can't see them due to not having permissions.

I tend to post pix into my thread without linkys....
 
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Gizzy, I have been "playing" with the media and seem to have "fowled it up" hopefully it will work now.
 
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Gizzy, I have been "playing" with the media and seem to have "fowled it up" hopefully it will work now.
Got it now mate!

Excellent work....
 
PhilP

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I especially approve of the track-plan title..
'Phase 1..' ;):giggle::giggle:
 
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I especially approve of the track-plan title..
'Phase 1..' ;):giggle::giggle:
Well we all know that all our lines are just trials for the big one!
But a very good start there Jimmy, lots of interest and plenty of movement possible, it'll be good to sit with a cool beverage in the summer just watching the trains go round:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 
JimmyB

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I especially approve of the track-plan title..
'Phase 1..' ;):giggle::giggle:
I have approval for the extension "next year", providing the landscaping and "falls" are complete, this is hoped to run 40 ft up and around the garden :)
 
dunnyrail

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I have approval for the extension "next year", providing the landscaping and "falls" are complete, this is hoped to run 40 ft up and around the garden :)
Aha he is going to get wet soon!
 
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Looking good Jimmy,coming on well:clap::clap:,I see you have some trouble with your caboose not running properly on your reverse S,I had the same problem when I first got mine,(Bachmann bobber)the wheels were rising over the railhead and derailing,(it has metal wheels)I think it was the wheelbase and lack of play in the axle boxes.I added some weight and it seemed to address the problem,just a suggestion and may be worth a try but you may have tried that already? The car now not used and was cut up to make my long caboose but ran ok until its demise. Rio
 
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dunnyrail

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Looking good Jimmy,coming on well:clap::clap:,I see you have some trouble with your caboose not running properly on your reverse S,I had the same problem when I first got mine,(Bachmann bobber)the wheels were rising over the railhead and derailing,(it has metal wheels)I think it was the wheelbase and lack of play in the axle boxes.I added some weight and it seemed to address the problem,just a suggestion and may be worth a try but you may have tried that already? The car now not used and was cut up to make my long caboose but ran ok until its demise. Rio
Strange I now have 3 Scratch Built Bodied Wagons all using the Bachmann Bobber Caboose Chassis, all are fitted with Bachmann Metal Wheels genuine LGB Couplings and run just tickety boo.